Regional Briefs – April 23, 2015

Coyote Captured in N.J. Attack Tests Positive for Rabies

NORWOOD, N.J. – A coyote that attacked a resident on Sunday was captured and has tested positive for rabies, The Associated Press reported. The man was walking his dog when he was bitten in the calf by the coyote and was treated for rabies as a precaution. The animal attacked the tires of a police car before it was captured on Monday night.

State Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Drove at Trooper

UNION, N.J. – A carjacking suspect who attempted to drive a speeding Jeep onto New Jersey police was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon, The Associated Press reported. The Jeep was stolen last week by Daniel Wolfe, 35, who drove it in reverse when police start chasing him.

Jet Loses Pressure, Lands in Buffalo; 1 Loses Consciousness

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A SkyWest flight from Chicago made an emergency landing in Buffalo Wednesday when it rapidly lost pressure, The Associated Press reported. One passenger lost consciousness.

Southampton Starts Plastic Bag Ban to Mark Earth Day

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – The Long Island town of Southampton marked Earth Day on Wednesday by beginning enforcement of its ban on single-use plastic bags, The Associated Press reported. Shoppers are urged to use their own reusable bags.

Police Capture Fugitive Hiding Out at Onondaga Nation Home

NEDROW, N.Y. – Police on Tuesday captured an armed fugitive sought for firing a gun near firefighters while they battled a blaze on the Onondaga Indian Reservation earlier this month, The Associated Press reported. A SWAT team, state police and parole officers, and U.S. Marshals took Corey Redmond, 26, into custody at a relative’s home.

Developers of Power Line From Canada to NYC Secure Permits

ALBANY – Developers of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City on Tuesday secured all the needed state and federal siting permits, The Associated Press reported. The 1,000-megawatt transmission line from Quebec to Queens starts construction early next year.